The Funky Biscuit Presents A Killer Blues Banger!
with Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia
for TWO Big Nights, 2 Shows Each Evening!
Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 – Shows: 6pm and 9pm
Live Music returns Memorial Day Weekend to The Funky Biscuit, which presents a killer blues banger featuring guitar greats Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia, Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24. Two shows each night: 6pm and 9pm. Tickets: $80-$240. 303 SE Mizner Blvd. Info: (561) 395-2929. Purchase tickets here.
JP Soars is the Special Guest performer on May 23; Shaw Davis is the Special Guest performer on May 24.
Mike Zito is one of the hardest-working, most recognizable names in the world of Blues. When he’s not producing albums for the artists on his Gulf Coast Records label, the St. Louis native is touring throughout the U.S. and Europe (he was on a 30-city European Tour this past March when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, forcing the cancellation of his entire tour.) Not to be outdone, Zito set up a GoFundMe campaign that was hugely successful, resulting in an album entitled Quarantine Blues, recorded with Zito’s touring band (Matt Johnson, Doug Byrkit and Lewis Stephens).
“Blues/rock guitar man and all-around cool guy Mike Zito has made the best of a bad situation by releasing a hot new album called Quarantine Blues,” writes Rock And Blues Muse, in a review of the new album, a free release done especially for Zito’s legion of loyal fans – written, recorded, and mixed over the last two weeks while Zito and his band were in quarantine after returning home from Europe after all of his gigs were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Zito is very much at the peak of his powers, pandemic or not, and his performances speak for themselves quite eloquently. These are some of the best songs of his career and are not to be missed. Turn this set up loud and it will keep your soul alive.”
The new album by Albert Castiglia, Wild and Free, released this past April, was recorded live at The Funky Biscuit. This in-your-face live performance captures the energy and guitar mastery that Castiglia shares with his audiences each time he takes the stage. With special guests Mike Zito, John Ginty and Lewis Stephens, this is THE live album Albert Castiglia fans have been waiting for!
Reviews for Wild And Free have been stellar: “A band like Cream, at their best, brought punk to blues, and you can now add Albert Castiglia to that very short list of punk-blues virtuoso’s, with Wild and Free, a live show capturing the talented singer and guitarist at the height of his astoundingly rocking powers,” raves Blues Rock Review. “Wild and Free is everything a great live album should be: relentless emotion executed to perfection, yet not too perfectly. By the time it’s over, you’ll be out of breath but also probably ready to dive right back into the album” (9.5 out of 10).
Castiglia took home “Blues Rock Album” for his acclaimed 2019 release ‘Masterpiece’ at the recent 2020 Virtual Blues Music Awards.